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International Trade

  • May 31, 2018

    CFIUS Overhaul Could Hurt Foreign Investment In The US

    The anticipated overhaul of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States is expected to tighten loopholes that leave sensitive technologies and critical infrastructure open to foreign investment, but it could also unintentionally capture friendly and much-needed cross-border support of innovation in its broadened net, a senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and former U.S. Department of Defense official said Thursday.

  • May 31, 2018

    Trump Brings Tariff Hammer Down On Allies As Tensions Rise

    The Trump administration announced Thursday that it would move ahead with steel and aluminum duties against producers in Canada, Mexico and the European Union, inviting retaliation from its closest allies in an ever-escalating trade dispute.

  • May 30, 2018

    Dunnington Boosts IP Practice With Int'l Fashion Pro

    Dunnington Bartholow & Miller LLP has added a partner with almost 20 years of experience in international fashion law to its intellectual property, advertising, art and fashion practice group, the firm announced.

  • May 30, 2018

    US Sets Early Duties On Subsidized Chinese Ribbon

    The U.S. Department of Commerce teed up preliminary tariffs Wednesday on imports of decorative ribbon from China after determining that the products have been unfairly subsidized by the Chinese government, notching an early win for the U.S. producer that brought the case.

  • May 30, 2018

    Barclays, HP Grapple With Fraud Payout After DOJ Declination

    The U.S. Department of Justice has given Barclays more time to negotiate with Hewlett-Packard Corp. over how much the bank should pay in restitution for a foreign currency exchange fraud on HP that the DOJ declined to prosecute, according to a document made public Wednesday.

  • May 30, 2018

    EU Asks To Keep Tabs On WTO Case Against US Solar Duties

    The European Union has asked for permission to join South Korea's World Trade Organization case against U.S. safeguard duties on solar panel components as a third-party observer, citing its position as a leading solar energy exporter, according to a WTO document circulated Wednesday.

  • May 30, 2018

    CIT Rules Zinc Wall Anchors Exempt From Vietnam Nail Duties

    The U.S. Court of International Trade ruled Tuesday that the government's hefty anti-dumping and countervailing duties for steel nails from Vietnam should not apply to zinc wall anchors, siding with an American importer.

  • May 30, 2018

    Reject Iranian Bank's Sanctions Appeal, EU Court Is Told

    An Iranian lender whose assets were frozen over its alleged involvement in the country’s nuclear program should not be allowed to challenge the validity of restrictions on Iranian banks because the European Union sanctions are no longer in force, a top legal adviser at the EU's highest court said Wednesday.

  • May 29, 2018

    Suits Show Conflict Even At BigLaw's Best Places For Women

    Women have been gaining ground at Ogletree Deakins and Morrison & Foerster, but gender discrimination lawsuits against these firms and others suggest that expanding women's representation doesn’t necessarily lead to equal treatment.

  • May 29, 2018

    Reform Or Retreat? UK Firms Eye Next Steps On Pay Data

    U.K. law firms have come up with numerous approaches to a new requirement for disclosing gender pay gap information, and the ensuing PR storm is pushing them in conflicting directions.

  • May 29, 2018

    How Women Are Changing The Law Firms They Lead

    Female law firm leaders have scraped their way to the top. Now they want to pull up other women, too. And this may be their toughest challenge yet.

  • May 29, 2018

    The Best Law Firms For Female Partners

    Our latest Glass Ceiling Report shows that women remain underrepresented in the legal profession, particularly at the top levels of most — but not all — law firms. Here are this year’s Ceiling Smashers, our annual ranking of the firms with the most women in the equity tier.

  • May 29, 2018

    Atty Wants Conrad & Scherer Barred From Chiquita MDL

    An attorney representing Colombian nationals in multidistrict litigation alleging Chiquita funded Colombian paramilitaries urged a Florida federal court on Saturday to bar Conrad & Scherer LLP from representing some of the individuals, arguing the firm does not have the power to represent them.

  • May 29, 2018

    Spain Tees Up Energy Charter Treaty Arbitration Debate

    After losing several recent investor-state claims over solar energy regulatory reforms, Spain says it wants Europe's top court to determine whether the Energy Charter Treaty's arbitration clause is invalid under a game-changing decision that the court issued in March.

  • May 29, 2018

    US Wants New Talks With EU To Settle WTO Aircraft Brawl

    The United States on Monday rejected the European Union’s claim that it has complied with a World Trade Organization panel ruling that faulted its subsidies to Airbus, imploring Brussels to hold negotiations to settle the two sides’ long-running feud over government support in the aircraft sector.

  • May 29, 2018

    Mining Co. Seeks To Arbitrate $300M Claim Against Guatemala

    A U.S. mining company has notified the Guatemalan government of its intent to pursue arbitration seeking $300 million under the Dominican Republic-Central America free trade agreement after operations at its mine were suspended following a legal challenge spurred by local protests.

  • May 29, 2018

    ITC To Probe Steel Propane Tanks From China, Elsewhere

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has launched probes into imports of steel propane tanks from the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan and Thailand, according to a notice published in the Federal Register on Tuesday.

  • May 29, 2018

    US Forging Ahead With China Tariffs Despite Apparent Truce

    Just days after the Trump administration struck a political agreement to cool rising trade tensions with China, the White House on Tuesday said that it is moving ahead with tariffs and investment restrictions aimed at countering a litany of Beijing’s contentious intellectual property policies.

  • May 25, 2018

    Law360's Glass Ceiling Report, By The Numbers

    Our latest survey of the largest U.S. law firms again paints a bleak picture for female attorneys. Here’s our breakdown of the data from this year’s Glass Ceiling Report.

  • May 25, 2018

    Law360's Pro Say: Why Are All The Partners Still Men?

    Are you looking around your firm and still seeing a lot of men in leadership? On the latest episode of Law360's Pro Say podcast we discuss our annual Glass Ceiling report, which reveals little progress for women in the law, and we speak with Kerrie Campbell, an attorney who filed a high-profile gender bias suit against her firm.

Expert Analysis

  • Cos. Must Meet Evolving Sanctions Compliance Challenges

    Michael Mann

    The U.S. Department of Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control has announced its intention to police a broad array of potential interactions with sanctioned parties that cannot reliably be captured through traditional due diligence. Effective sanctions compliance means proactively identifying risks that may involve entities and persons not directly party to a transaction, say Michael Mann and Jamie Schafer of Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP. 

  • Series

    State Tax After TCJA: Blue States' Deduction Strategies

    Gary Botwinick

    What do you do when it seems that Washington is out to get you? If you are a lawmaker or governor in New York, California, New Jersey or any of several other blue states that relies on significant income or property taxes to pay your state’s bills, you get creative, says Gary Botwinick of Einhorn Harris Ascher Barbarito & Frost PC.

  • Beware Anti-Boycott Violations On Shipping Documents

    Berne Kluber

    In 2017, the U.S. Department of Commerce's Office of Antiboycott Compliance brought in the largest number of settlements in five years. With many of the charges related to requests for clauses in shipping certificates, companies should note the potential penalties for including certain language in documents, says Berne Kluber of Locke Lord LLP.

  • The Fastest Federal Civil Court For A Decade

    Bob Tata

    Out of 94 district courts nationwide, the Eastern District of Virginia has the fastest civil trial docket in the country, now for at least the 10th straight year. The modern EDVA bench clearly takes pride in efficiently dispensing justice, and this dedication to efficiency has continued even in the face of increased filings, says Bob Tata of Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP.

  • Counterfeit Cosmetics: Fake Beauty, Real Danger

    Aliza Karetnick

    In the age of e-commerce, counterfeit cosmetics present a growing challenge — not only do they pose significant health risks to consumers, but they raise serious legal concerns for brand manufacturers, distributors and retailers, say Aliza Karetnick and Kelly Bonner of Duane Morris LLP.

  • Antitrust Damages Analysis Can Respect International Comity

    Pian Chen

    A controversial issue argued Tuesday before the U.S. Supreme Court was whether the Second Circuit should have given complete deference to a declaration that price-fixing by two vitamin C manufacturers was required by Chinese law. When a foreign government’s regulation is exempt, measuring damages attributable only to the cartel respects international comity while also recognizing how foreign cartels can harm U.S. customers, say members of Monument Economics Group.

  • Series

    State Tax After TCJA: Investment In Depreciable Property

    Jeremy Abrams

    In the first installment of the series, Jeremy Abrams and Sebastian Watt of Reed Smith LLP seek to provide a high-level overview of the most significant corporate state tax issues after the Tax Cut and Jobs Act and use state-specific examples to show that while determining how a state will conform to the Internal Revenue Code is not always clear, taxpayer-friendly results are possible.

  • Battery Supply Chain: A Unique Growth Opportunity

    Rebecca Campbell

    Battery materials and electric vehicles offer something unique to today’s commodity producers and investors: a sustainable growth story that is not just China-dependent. The exponential growth in demand is creating a scramble for resources not seen since the last great commodity supercycle, say attorneys with White & Case LLP.

  • Best Practices For Building A Better Meeting

    Nicholas Cheolas

    How can we improve meetings in the legal industry, which tends to evolve with the speed of a tranquilized water buffalo mired in quicksand? Breaking it down to three phases can yield significant benefits, says Nicholas Cheolas of Zelle LLP.

  • 5 Ways Law Firms Are Becoming More Like Hotels

    Bella Schiro

    One way law firms differentiate themselves from the competition to attract and retain top talent is through their real estate and workplace strategies. Taking a lead from the hospitality industry can help create a more inviting, welcoming and collaborative workspace environment, says Bella Schiro of Jones Lang LaSalle Inc.